not only did I buy the game, I bought the collector's edition I waited 12 years for the sequel so I didn't care that I was paying $100 for it, the boxed extras are very cool even if the in game ones are a bit weak. I don't play WOW or SCII so obviously those extras are useless to me. @ D007 as for performance, blizzard wants their games to be played by the majority of computers. They have figured out you get more players when you're not targeting enthusiasts who already have $400 graphics cards. I was surprised to find my late 2010 MacBook Air was able to run the game well enough to be called playable, despite being just a 1.8ghz core 2 duo, 4gb ddr3 1066, and geforce 320m. Even modern IGPs like Intels HD 3000 will do playable framerates at a decent resolution. AMD's APUs are ideal actually. So basically, any modern laptop or desktop you buy today should be able to play the game, even if you don't know how to properly research things. So while it's hardly as graphically intensive as Battlefield 3, the vast majority of people who buy the game wont need to do any upgrades to play it. Though anyone wanting to max it out and play their native resolution might need to, you'll want at something above a GTS 450 to do that and manage more than 30fps.